Schoolhouse and Baptist Church, Buckfield Village, ca. 1870

Contributed by Buckfield Historical Society


The Baptist church in Buckfield Village was built next to a schoolhouse on Elm Street (later Turner Street) circa 1853 but was not the first church in the village. Through the efforts of Zadoc Long, a bell was added to the tower which was the first church bell ever rung in Buckfield.

On October 27, 1872 a mysterious fire destroyed the Baptist church and the brick schoolhouse near it with all their contents. Nothing but ashes remained of the two most utilized public buildings of the village. The origin of the fire was never discovered.

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  • Title: Schoolhouse and Baptist Church, Buckfield Village, ca. 1870
  • Creation Date: circa 1870
  • Subject Date: circa 1870
  • Location: Buckfield, Oxford County, ME
  • Media: photographic print
  • Object Type: Image

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Buckfield Historical Society
Buckfield Town Office, Box 179, Buckfield, ME 04220
(207) 336-2570

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